Keynote Sessions

Mayim Bialik

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas at Google and now CEO of Jigsaw (its successor arm with Alphabet Inc.)
“Game Changers: Technology and the Next Big Disruptions”

Speaker Biography

IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Opening Keynote from Jared Cohen Will Highlight Technology’s Game Changers

Each year, IPC APEX EXPO features industry’s most dynamic, innovative minds to deliver keynote presentations that are both educational and entertaining. IPC APEX EXPO 2018 will feature Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas at Google and now CEO of Jigsaw (its successor arm with Alphabet Inc.), former advisor to two U.S. Secretaries of State, author and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Cohen will present “Game Changers: Technology and the Next Big Disruptions” on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

According to Cohen, technology is reshaping nearly every aspect of our lives, especially business, communications, entertainment and politics. There’s never been a more important time to understand how technology is transforming the electronics industry and there are few people better qualified to shed light on what the future holds than Cohen. Named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” Cohen has spent his entire career using technology to solve seemingly intractable problems.

After studying at Stanford and Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, Cohen became the youngest person to serve on the U.S. State Department’s Policy Planning Staff. In 2010, he was recruited by Google’s then-CEO Eric Schmidt, whom Cohen currently advises, to create Google Ideas, Google’s influential think tank expanded to become the technology incubator know known as Jigsaw and housed in Google’s parent company.

In his presentation, Cohen will draw on his extensive travel and first-hand accounts of some of the most important and emerging trends in technology to reveal how current issues matter to the electronics industry. He will also provide his insights into the complex world of technology and offer a glimpse into the future.
Cohen’s opening keynote is free to all registered IPC APEX EXPO attendees.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dr. John W. Mitchell, IPC President & CEO
"Educating a 21st Century Workforce

Today’s technology and business requirements are changing at an ever-accelerating pace. With  millennials making up the largest workforce this planet has ever known, understanding the challenges and solutions in educating a 21st century workforce, is critical to businesses and leaders around the globe. 

Dr. John W. Mitchell combines his industry experience as IPC President & CEO, and more than 15 years as an active participant in the electronics industry, his doctorate in higher education, and work with thousands of students around the world, and his passion for problem solving to deliver this impactful keynote presentation.